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children are taking to them naturally. they are using smart phones and the educational apps designed for them to get smarter. >> reporter: the 31-year-old and her daughter live in tokyo. she's just a year and ten months old but already he's preoccupied with mom's smartphone. this app is favorite. she touches a drawing of an animal. a photo pops up on screen and then it makes a sound. the apps maker made it to advance the intellect of young children. she started playing with the phone two or three months after she was born. now she uses six different educational apps. >> translator: it's really helpful for times when i can't give her my complete attention or when she starts throwing a tantrum in public. i hand this to her and she gives it all her attention. >> reporter: the youngsters at this nursery school are also going digital. turn the power on please. they use tablets for learning. the apps teach the children to write the japanese alphabet by tracing their fingers along the characters. more than ever teachers and parents are turning to these devices to help them raise children. a
student who's determined to help young people around the world get a higher education. >>> for decades ethnic minorities from myanmar fled conflict with the former military government to seek refuge in thailand. for many refugee camps are the only home they've ever known. they grew up and went to school in the camps, learning their own ethnic language. but with reconciliation under way in myanmar, educators face a new challenge. how to prepare for the day when the refugees can go home. nhk world's toshiyuki terazawa has the story. >> reporter: children attend an elementary school at the refugee camp in thailand, near the border with myanmar. the camp houses ethnic -- who have left myanmar. refugees have lived in this camp for decades. over the time children have grown up being educated in their native language. refugee leaders created their own education program with the support of organizations including the united nations. this is one of the people responsible. her group set up some 150 schools from nurseries to colleges at seven refugee camps in thailand. >> nearly over 60 years we
of education have spoken again and again about the loss of one of their students. the high school basketball player committed suicide last month. in a note, he said his coach had physically punished him repeatedly. the student said the violence escalated last september after he became team captain. he told his mother in december about a prolonged beating he said he suffered following a practice match. the next day, he killed himself. the mayor of osaka, who's also a lawyer, has condemned the board of education and the school. he is promising a thorough investigation. >> translator: beating someone 30 or 40 times is unpardonable. this is not short of a crime. if it really happened, this can be considered an assault case. >> reporter: japanese law bans physical punishment at schools but min sistry of education statistics show it happens just the same. hundreds of teachers across the country have been reprimanded in the past decade for using corporal punishment. in the 2011-2012 school year, 108 of 404 cases happened at sports clubs. the basketball team at the high school in question has made a
for denying girls an education. in october members of the taliban shot her in the head. malala's father accepted the simone de beauvoir's prize for women's freedom on her behalf at an awards ceremony in paris. he directed some of his comments to the taliban. >> they should come to the talks. they should lay down their guns, and they should come to peace and come to humanity. >> organizers projected a photograph of malala and a quote from her onto a screen. she said all she wants is education and she's afraid of no one. doctors sent malala to britain for treatment. a hospital in birmingham released her last week. she's expected to return in the next several weeks for another operation. >>> politics in pakistan is heading for a game changing moment. former sporting hero is winning fans with his fierce stance against u.s. military policy. >> reporter: the 60-year-old is in pakistan. across the country, tens and thousands wait to hear him speak. he once became famous on the field of pakistan's most popular sport, cricket. as captain of the national team in 1992, he thrilled the nation when
in october by the pakistani taliban for supporting girls' rights to be educated. she was transferred from pakistan to britain for treatment. >>> al jazeera set its sights on one of the world's biggest tv markets, the united states. the satellite television network acquired a cable channel founded by former u.s. vice president al gore. al gore and a partner launched the network in 2005. it's available to about 60 million households. the government of qatar owns al jazeera. executives hope to double the number of their employees in the u.s. to more than 300. this man runs the network. he believes al jazeera could make a positive contribution to news available in the u.s. they launched their english news channel in 2006. the network gained international attention for going behind the scenes during the iraq war. reporters asked tough questions about u.s. military operations and about the u.s.-led occupation. spokesperson say viewers in the u.s. make up almost 40% of all online viewing but the image has kept cable tv companies from carrying it and english language programs can only be viewed i
that women with higher education do not have careers, do not stay on the job for long periods of time. men, i expect to become breadwinners. they are expected to be trained to be breadwinners. so they are forced into the labor force. and women are expected to be home makers. caregivers at home. >> as she points out even mothers who work are expected to take care of the children rather than the fathers. a recent poll found that in almost 75% of double income families the mothers are responsible for looking after the children. in only 2% of the families is the father. >> they are pressured by the norm as well as the attitude and the mindset of their parents-in-law and the husbands that you are the child career. >> she says japan lags far behind other nations on this issue. for example, the netherlands implemented laws that give men and women the same benefits whether they work full time or part time. that gives couples greater flexibility in balancing work and their commitment. >> what should the government be doing? >> simple thing that japanese government can do is to decide to utilize women
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